Mr Marcus Dobbs

Mr Marcus Dobbs
Engineering Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3380

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Biography

  •  2008 – ongoing : Engineering Geologist - British Geological Survey
  •  2005 –2008 : Geotechnical Engineer - Waterman Civils Ltd
  •  2004 –2005 : Field Geochemist - G-Base and Tellus Projects, British Geological Survey
  •  1996 –1999 : Laboratory Technician (Soils and concrete testing) - Balfour Beatty plc (A1(M), M60, M6 Toll)

Boards and committees

  •  2010 : Steering Group for Nottingham Caves Survey (Caves of Nottingham Regeneration Project)

Skills

  •  2009 – ongoing : Soil and Rock Testing (British Standards, International Society Rock Mechanics, American Society for Testing and Materials)
  •  1996 – ongoing : Engineering geological classification of soils and rocks (British Standards, International Society of Rock Mechanics
  •  1996 – ongoing : Terrestrial LiDAR and Global Navigation Satellite System Surveying

Professional association

  •  2005 – ongoing : Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Research interests

  • Characterising the geotechnical properties and behaviour of UK rock and soil formations
  • Storage and communication of geotechnical information using 3D models and geographical information systems
  • Stress induced changes in the electric potential of rocks

Accreditations

  •  2000 –2004 : Imperial College London, BSc (Hons) Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2011 – ongoing : DiGMapGB-Plus: Engineering properties datasets
  •  2011 – ongoing : EPS: Use of electric potential sensors in rock deformation (University of Sussex)
  •  2009 – ongoing : Mathematical Modelling: Geotechnical property attribution of 3D models
  •  2008 – ongoing : Geotechnical and Geophysical Properties and Processes: Characterising the geotechnical properties and engineering behaviour of glacial tills and Permian-Triassic sandstones

Published outputs

  • BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 2011. Engineering Geology (Bedrock) Map of the United Kingdom. William R Dearman, Marcus R Dobbs, Martin G Culshaw, Kevin J Northmore, David C Entwisle and Helen J Reeves.
  • BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 2011. Engineering Geology (Superficial) Map of the United Kingdom. William R Dearman, Marcus R Dobbs, Martin G Culshaw, Kevin J Northmore, David C Entwisle and Helen J Reeves.
  • BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 2011. Extended key for the engineering geology maps of the United Kingdom. William R Dearman, Marcus R Dobbs, Martin G Culshaw, Kevin J Northmore, David C Entwisle and Helen J Reeves.
  • Dobbs, M R. 2009. Tills Engineering Geology: Haslingden and Bowlee Boreholes, Lancashire. British Geological Survey Open File Report, OR/09/044. 46pp.

Key papers

Aydin, A., Dobbs, M.R., Reeves, H.J., Graham, C.C., and Kirkham, M.P., 2013. Measuring stress induced electric field in Sandstone and Granite using the Electric Potential Sensor. EUROCK 2013 21 – 26th September 2013. Wroclaw, Poland.

Aydin, A., Dobbs, M.R., Reeves, H.J., Kirkham, M.P., Graham, C.C., Jefferson, I. 2013. Electric field in compressed concrete using the Electric Potential Sensor. Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures. 9 – 11th September 2013. Istanbul, Turkey.

Aydin, A., Dobbs, M.R., Reeves, H.J., Kirkham, M.P., and Graham, C.C. 2013. Stress induced electric field measurements of different rock lithology using the Electric Potential Sensor. 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium. 23 – 26th June 2013. San Francisco, USA.

Dobbs, M R, Culshaw, M G, Northmore, K J, Reeves, H J & Entwisle, D C. 2012. Methodology for creating national engineering geological maps of the UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 45, 335-347.

MacDonald, A M, Maurice, L, Dobbs, M R, Reeves, H J and Auton, C A 2012. Relating in situ hydraulic conductivity, particle size and relative density of superficial deposits in a heterogeneous catchment. Journal of Hydrology 434-435 130-141.

Culshaw, M G, Dobbs, M, Reeves, H, J, Northmore, K J & Entwisle, D C. 2010 A tribute to Professor William Dearman: New small-scale engineering geological maps of the UK. In: Williams, A L, Pinches, G M, Chn, C Y, McMorran, T J & Massey, C I(eds). Geologically Active: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 5-10 Sept 2010. 187-198.

Magazines
  • Dobbs, M, Reeves, H J, Northmore, K J & Entwisle, D C. 2010. Engineering geology maps of the UK. Earthwise, 26, 50-51
Research partners
  • Dr Federico Agliardi - University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Dr Sergio Vinciguerra - University of Leicester
  • Dr Ahmet Aydin - University of Sussex